Provide Local Healthwatch Services in London

Provide Local Healthwatch Services in London

Procurement of Local Healthwatch services for the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham and City of Westminster.

United Kingdom-London: Community health services

2015/S 199-361724

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)

Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea
Town Hall, Hornton Street
For the attention of: Butterworth Jake
W8 7NX London
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: jake.butterworth@rbkc.gov.uk

Internet address(es):

Electronic access to information: www.capitalesourcing.com

Electronic submission of tenders and requests to participate: www.capitalesourcing.com

Further information can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: The above mentioned contact point(s)

I.2)Type of the contracting authority

Regional or local authority

I.3)Main activity

General public services

I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities

The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: yes

London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham

Westminster City Council

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description

II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:

Procurement of Local Healthwatch services for the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham and City of Westminster.

II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Services
Service category No 25: Health and social services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: — Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea,
— London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham,
— Westminster City Council.
NUTS code UKI11.

NUTS code UKI11

II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)

The notice involves a public contract
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement

II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)

Local Healthwatch will be the independent consumer champion for patients and users of health and social care services.
Local Healthwatch will be membership based and aim to empower and represent the diverse communities in each borough enabling commissioners to rely on it as a key facilitator of user engagement in the relevant service areas. It will provide intelligence — including evidence from people’s views and experiences — to influence the policy, planning, commissioning and delivery of publicly funded health and social care with a view to ensuring that the needs of service users are met.
Local Healthwatch will have a reputation for being a robust and credible participant in the local health and social care economy by demonstrating that it has the appropriate level of skills, experience and competencies required to deliver its statutory functions to the required standards. It will gain the trust of the general public as well as other health and social care stakeholder groups by being responsive and acting promptly and effectively when things go wrong.
It will operate effectively and efficiently so that the councils can demonstrate value for money against agreed outcomes.
The service will ensure there are individual governance and specific arrangements in each borough to guarantee that the service is locally accountable and reflects independent local views and concerns.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

85323000

II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): no

II.1.8)Lots

This contract is divided into lots: no

II.1.9)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract

II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:

Option to extend for an additional 1 year following 2 year fixed-term.
Estimated value excluding VAT: 1 335 000 GBP

II.2.2)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of these options: Option to extend for an additional 1 year following 2 year fixed-term.

II.2.3)Information about renewals

This contract is subject to renewal: no

II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Duration in months: 24 (from the award of the contract)

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:

III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:

Joint and several liability. Should the successful tenderer be a consortium of companies, the lead partner will be responsible for completing the commission on behalf of the consortium and all payments will be made to the lead partner for services rendered by the consortium. Support partners will be required to complete a collateral warranty agreement in favour of the Contracting Authority.

III.1.4)Other particular conditions

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: yes
Description of particular conditions: Staff must be DBS cleared if in direct contact with children and/or vulnerable adults.
III.2)Conditions for participation
III.2.1)Personal situation of economic operators, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: See ITT document.

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
See ITT.
III.2.4)Information about reserved contracts
III.3)Conditions specific to services contracts

III.3.1)Information about a particular profession

Execution of the service is reserved to a particular profession: no
III.3.2)Staff responsible for the execution of the service

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Type of procedure

IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Open
IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate
IV.1.3)Reduction of the number of operators during the negotiation or dialogue
IV.2)Award criteria

IV.2.1)Award criteria

The most economically advantageous tender in terms of the criteria stated in the specifications, in the invitation to tender or to negotiate or in the descriptive document

IV.2.2)Information about electronic auction

An electronic auction will be used: no
IV.3)Administrative information

IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority:

04612/15/V/AB

IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

no

IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document

Time limit for receipt of requests for documents or for accessing documents: 9.10.2015 – 12:00
Payable documents: no

IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

9.11.2015 – 23:59
IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

IV.3.6)Language(s) in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up

English.

IV.3.7)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

Duration in months: 6 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

VI.2)Information about European Union funds

The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no

VI.3)Additional information

This tendering exercise is being undertaken using the electronic tendering system ‘Capital eSourcing’ (url: www.capitalesourcing.com). Suppliers will need to register an interest on the system in order to participate and registration is free.

This is a procurement for social and other specific services as referred to in Article 74, 75 and 76.

VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals

Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: As set out in the UK’s Public Contracts Regulations 2015.
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

9.10.2015

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